The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) is the oldest professional society for program evaluators in the United States. Founded in 1978, EERS remains a vibrant contributor to program evaluation practice and theory. A fully-fledged affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the purpose of EERS is to promote key goals of the profession in our region. Read More »
2014 EERS Conference
Please join the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) at the 37th Annual Conference at the Seaview Resort and Spa in Absecon, New Jersey. This year’s conference theme is Managing the Tension between Rigor and Resources.
Conference Program Summary is Now Available
A preliminary schedule of presentations and other activities is now available, in both web and printable formats.
Conference Registration is Now Open
You are invited to register for the 2014 EERS conference starting immediately. Earlybird registration is available through March 16th - save $50 by registering by that date. You may register online or download a registration and information package. Additional conference details are available through the menu on the right. See you at EERS 2014!
Session Proposal Deadline has Passed
Conference sesssion proposals are no longer being accepted. Thank you to all who submitted for the 2014 EERS conference. Questions regarding submitted proposals can be directed to the EERS Program Committee Co-Chairs:
The 2014 conference will feature a distinguished group of keynote and plenary speakers, and pre-conference workshops.
- Gary T. Henry (Keynote Speaker) - Patricia and Rodes Hart Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organization, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
- Demetra Nightingale - Chief Evaluation Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor, and Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute
- Beverly Parsons - Executive Director of InSites in Colorado and American Evaluation Association President
The Eleanor Chelimsky Forum
Now in its 2nd year, we are proud to feature this annual event that examines the juxtaposition of evaluation theory and practice, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The 2014 Forum’s Plenary Presentation will be delivered by Debra Rog, Associate Director at Westat and past president of American Evaluation Association, followed by an open dialogue with conference participants.
EERS has a long history of providing popular evaluation practitioner workshops immediately prior to the formal opening of the annual conference. This year's pre-conference trainings are listed below, with links to additional information about the session and presenter.
Materials for the conference are available below. Presenters - plan now to leave your slideshows and handouts on the presentation computers in your rooms at the conference. If you have questions, please check with your session facilitators to assure that your materials are archived here for downloading after the conference.
|2014 EERS Conference Announcement and Registration||160.63 KB|
|Printable 2014 EERS Program Summary||476.05 KB|
Trainings at this Conference
|Presenting Data Effectively: Practical Methods for Improving Evaluation Communication||Stephanie Evergreen PhD|
|Cognitive Interviewing||Stephanie Willson PhD|